Angul: In a tragic incident, two farmers lost their lives after being hit by a lightning strike at Bentapur village in Angul district today afternoon.
The identities of the deceased persons were not immediately ascertained.
According to sources, the farmers were working in a paddy field at Bentapur village when heavy rain accompanied by lightning lashed the area. Subsequently, a thunderbolt hit them.
Although they were rushed to nearby Community Health Centre, the doctors declared them ‘brought dead’. A case has been registered and police have seized the bodies for post-mortem.